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Decentring Work: Critical Perspectives on Leisure, Social Policy, and Human Development
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Decentring Work: Critical Perspectives on Leisure, Social Policy, and Human Development (Paperback)

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How has it come to be that paid work is seen as the primary avenue for attaining sustenance, self-esteem, and human dignity? This book encourages scholars and practitioners to rethink the relationships between leisure, social policy, and human development. Drawing on the expertise of some of the most innovative minds in the field of leisure studies from across Canada, Decentring Work questions how and why we have come to value paid employment as the marker of social success and individual self-worth and, more provocatively, investigates the role that leisure might play in its stead. The contributors probe the dimensions of marginalization and oppression experienced by groups such as women living in poverty, aboriginal youth, new immigrants, and older adults and show how leisure can be a vital element in confronting issues in the social construction of homelessness, incarceration, dementia care, disability, and ethnicity. Using a mix of approaches from in-depth empirical studies to more conceptually driven discussions, the chapters in Decentring Work weave together effectively into a treatise on notions of work, leisure, power, and social change.

This new collection is essential reading for anyone in the field of leisure studies, recreation, or social work who is interested in the role that leisure can and should play in reshaping human and community development. With Contributions By: Susan M. Arai Rishia Burke Don Dawson Sherry L. Dupis Darla Fortune Karen M. Fox Wendy Frisby B. Leigh Golden Leah Katerberg Brett D. Lashua Heather Mair Alison Pedlar Donald G. Reid Janna Taylor Susan Tirone Dawn Trussell Felice Yuen

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: censorshipPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adolescentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adultsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: childrenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSocial groups: clubs & societiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesConsumerismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsDrug & substance abuse: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsHIV / AIDS: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPolitical correctnessPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial interactionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: sport & leisurePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labourSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationHurlingSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationNetballSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSporting events, tours & organisationsSporting venuesSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSporting events, tours & organisationsSports governing bodiesSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSporting events, tours & organisationsSports teams & clubs Publisher: University of Calgary Press Publication Date: 04/01/2011 ISBN-13: 9781552385005  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Heather Mair is an associate professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. She has published research on a variety of topics. She is co-author (with Donald G. Reid and E. Wanda George) of Rural Tourism Development: Localism and Cultural Change. Alison Pedlar is an associate professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. She has conducted extensive research on persons with disabilities, support services, quality of life and community. Susan M. Arai is an associate professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. Her research examines concepts such as social inclusion/social exclusion, therapeutic relationships, empowerment, mindfulness, and health. Donald G. Reid is a professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph. Other books by Reid include Work and Leisure in the 21st Century: From Production to Citizenship, and Tourism, Globalization and Development; Responsible Tourism Planning.

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